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The most complex component in all of home theater is the AV preamp. Consumers are wary of the category as the HDMI standard has changed more time than Cher at a Las Vegas show. AV Preamps are like computers thus don't hold their values like stereo preamps or power amps but they represent the merger of the idea of a surround sound processor and a stereo preamp thus potential system simplicity for many home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles looking for 5.1 or 7.1 sound. For a full archive of AV Preamp Reviews read this page from HomeTheaterReview.com.

New MultEQ Editor App for Denon and Marantz Electronics

New MultEQ Editor App for Denon and Marantz Electronics

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Denon and Marantz have announced the introduction of a new Audyssey MultEQ Editor app that allows owners of select Denon and Marantz electronics (specific models are listed below) to further fine-tune their Audyssey speaker calibration. The MultEQ Editor app, which... Read More

 
StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

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StormAudio has announced that it has partnered with Dirac Research to add the Dirac Live room correction solution to StormAudio's collection of AV processors. Beginning around the end of May, Dirac Live will become a standard feature on all new... Read More

 
Sound United Acquires D+M Group

Sound United Acquires D+M Group

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Sound United, the parent company of Polk and Definitive Technology, has acquired the D+M Group, which owns Denon, Heos by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics. The combined company will carry the Sound United name. The sale was finalized yesterday (February... Read More

 
Classe Audio Sigma SSP MkII Adds Support for 4K Video and 3D Audio

Classe Audio Sigma SSP MkII Adds Support for 4K Video and 3D Audio

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Classe Audio has announced an updated version of its Sigma SSP AV preamp that adds support for 4K video pass-through and 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The new Sigma SSP MkII, due out later this month, will... Read More

 
Lyngdorf Audio Announces Its First Multichannel Processor

Lyngdorf Audio Announces Its First Multichannel Processor

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This spring, Lyngdorf Audio will debut its first multichannel AV processor. The new MP-50 will support Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D, and it will include an HDMI stage with 4K and HDCP 2.2 support. The MP-50 will feature Lyngdorf's patented... Read More

 
D+M Group Announces Auro-3D Upgrade for Select Electronics

D+M Group Announces Auro-3D Upgrade for Select Electronics

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D+M Group, which consists of Denon and Marantz, has announced that support for Auro-3D audio processing will be available for select electronics on Janaury 5, 2017. Like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, Auro-3D adds a height element to multichannel recordings to... Read More

 
Emotiva's $599 MC-700 AV Processor Will Ship This Month

Emotiva's $599 MC-700 AV Processor Will Ship This Month

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Emotiva has announced that its new MC-700 AV preamp, first introduced back in April, will ship by the end of December. Part of the company's entry-level BasX line, the $599 MC-700 is a 7.1-channel AV processor with six HDMI inputs,... Read More

 
Firmware Update Adds DTS:X and Auro-3D to McIntosh MX122

Firmware Update Adds DTS:X and Auro-3D to McIntosh MX122

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McIntosh has announced that a firmware update is now available to add DTS:X and Auro-3D decoding to the MX122 AV processor, which was introduced earlier this year. The MX122 already supports Dolby Atmos decoding; with the update, this 11.2-channel processor... Read More

 
Artison Introduces Nano Backpack P5 Processor/Amp

Artison Introduces Nano Backpack P5 Processor/Amp

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At the recent CEDIA Expo 2016, Artison officially unveiled the Nano Backpack P5 processor/amplifier, a petite box that can be discreetly mounted behind a display, on a wall, or in a shelf. The P5 offers five channels of Class D... Read More

 
New Flagship Electronics From Marantz

New Flagship Electronics From Marantz

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Marantz has announced details on its newest flagship AV receiver and processor. The SR7011 AV receiver and AV7703 processor--both due out this month with an MSRP of $2,199--feature 11.2-channel processing and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. The SR7011 (shown... Read More